Go On Assignment – Isolation

I started Photo Challenges a couple of years ago on PhotolisticLife and readers would participate in completing challenges and then submitting their photographs via the site or our Facebook page, the best of which would then be featured on PhotolisticLife.com.  Here at DecisiveShot.com we will have something similar but more Street Photography centric called “Go On Assignment”.  Each assignment will challenge you to capture dynamic photographs that are more than a snap shot.  You can post your shots on our Facebook page and the best ones will be featured on the site.

Wanna play a game?  Let’s pretend you’re a photographer on assignment for a photography magazine or website.  Your job is to capture a specific image for use in an article in an upcoming issue.  Don’t worry, we won’t be using your photography for our articles here at DecisiveShot, but you are certainly welcome to complete the assignment and share your results with the rest of us on our Facebook page.

I want you to capture a photograph of a person in a crowd.  The trick is, I want to show me which person you want me to see.  You should be able to use things like framing and depth of field to make your subject stand out.


Remember, it’s not just about taking a photograph of a crowd and centering the person you want viewers to see, use your head.  Get creative!  For the image above I was kneeling down and had the camera at knee level to angle it up high enough to catch the bokeh the Christmas tree was giving off.

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[originally seen on PhotolisticLife.com]